YT little d started in the fall of 2009 in Denton, TX, by Japanese bassist and composer Yuka Tadano. So where did that strange band name come from? The name is derived from the leader's inititals and the nickname for Denton, TX, the town where the band members met while studying at the world reknown music school at the University of North Texas.
YT little d blends the traditionally American sounds of jazz, rock and gospel with the music traditions of Mexico, China and Japan. While being anchored in jazz, YTld's music covers many music genres. The strength and beauty of the group is the unique way in which they blend all the different styles and traditions to create one expressive musical voice.
YTld is a musical treasure that is both fun to listen to and to see live. Driven by their passion for music and sustained by their friendship and respect for each other, YTld pushes constantly to meld the traditions of jazz music with their native cultures.